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Today's Opinions

  • Lincoln Trail tourism drives economy forward

    By Dawn Przystal

    Throughout Kentucky, tourism is playing a greater role in local economies and the Lincoln Trail region is no exception. Our region’s rich history, beautiful natural landscapes, ability to quench the world’s thirst for bourbon and much more not only make our region a great place to live and work, but also a great place to visit.

  • Letter: Marion County has more options for preschool

    With the expanded preschool program offered by MCPS for the 2015-2016 school year there are more options than ever before to build strong foundations for our children’s education in Marion County. With public school, parochial school and day care options for early childhood education there is an option to meet every family’s financial and scheduling needs.

  • Letter: Marion County has more options for preschool

    With the expanded preschool program offered by MCPS for the 2015-2016 school year there are more options than ever before to build strong foundations for our children’s education in Marion County. With public school, parochial school and day care options for early childhood education there is an option to meet every family’s financial and scheduling needs.

  • Fixing the Kentucky Teacher Retirement System must be a priority
  • Kentucky’s future as auto manufacturers is bright

    In 1913, when the automotive industry first set up shop in Kentucky, few then could have imagined just how much of an impact it would have on the commonwealth in the decades ahead.
    It all began on South Third Street in Louisville, where 17 employees could assemble up to 12 of Ford’s Model T vehicles on a good day.
    Now, we churn out more than 3,500 a day on average at our four assembly plants, or about 1.3 million a year. That’s a traffic jam stretching from Seattle to Miami.

  • Fixing the Kentucky Teacher Retirement System must be a priority
  • Kentucky’s future as auto manufacturers is bright

    In 1913, when the automotive industry first set up shop in Kentucky, few then could have imagined just how much of an impact it would have on the commonwealth in the decades ahead.
    It all began on South Third Street in Louisville, where 17 employees could assemble up to 12 of Ford’s Model T vehicles on a good day.
    Now, we churn out more than 3,500 a day on average at our four assembly plants, or about 1.3 million a year. That’s a traffic jam stretching from Seattle to Miami.

  • Crusade for Children saved my life

    The following is a column my father, Steve Lowery, published in the July 19, 1979 edition of The Lebanon Enterprise. Maybe his words will make you think twice before ignoring or passing by that local firefighter collecting money for the Crusade for Children this weekend.

    For the past few years I've bitched every time the WHAS Crusade for Children drive was in progress. The Crusade meant that people would be looking for financial handouts to give to Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville, an institution far removed from my everyday thoughts.